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girdler


girdler


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Girdler  \Gir"dler\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  girdles. 
 
  2.  A  maker  of  girdles. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  American  longicorn  beetle  ({Oncideres 
  cingulatus})  which  lays  its  eggs  in  the  twigs  of  the 
  hickory,  and  then  girdles  each  branch  by  gnawing  a  groove 
  around  it  thus  killing  it  to  provide  suitable  food  for 
  the  larv[ae]. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Girdler,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  40943